The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 57 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 4 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.80% 0.31% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.81% 3.33% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £50,000 £27,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+83.48% -22.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
WSUS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Systems Management Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
27 60 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.42% 9.22% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 25 54 15
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WSUS across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

WSUS
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSUS across the Merseyside region.

WSUS Salary Trend in Merseyside

WSUS
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +16 1 - -
WSUS
North West

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) iSCSI
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) Security Patching
3 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) Meraki
3 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) FCoE
3 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (60.00%) FlexPod
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) iSCSI
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) FCoE
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) DSL
2 3 (60.00%) H.323
2 3 (60.00%) IPsec
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architecture Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) FlexPod
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Security Patching
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Market Research
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Meraki
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) HP